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After a year of No! "I’ve realized that multi-tasking and being a Yes person only gets you so far. Focus is what gets you into the end zone."
You can hack how productively you spend your time, but you can't hack the amount of time you have in each day. 2015 was my year of No. I stepped back from direct early-stage investing, resigned from two boards and said no to countless requests to mentor, advise, have coffee, join a panel…for one ...
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Maya Horgan-Famodu is a Nigerian-American committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is Founder of Ingressive, working with the new generation of African innovators, and supporting their pursuit to scale. Before starting Ingressive, Maya supported global advancement initiatives with Steve Mariotti, Founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and then worked in private equity research, consulting with private equity firms, guiding them to targeted insight on market opportunities. Read more about Maya and Ingressive in the latest Innovator Insights.
Name: Maya Horgan Famodu Title: Founder of Ingressive Twitter: @mayahorgan. Maya Horgan-Famodu is a Nigerian-American committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is Founder of Ingressive, working with the new generation of African innovators, and supporting their pursuit ...
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Check out New York Hearts Tech, launching on February 8th. Twenty New York City e-commerce brands have put forward a Valentine's Day-themed product or service on the dedicated website. They are also giving back the love to the shoppers with a sweepstake to win the ultimate NY-branded goodie bag.
New York startups aren't feeling the Silicon Valley love - love in the form of recognition of ecommerce innovation, that is. And a group of startups have decided to do something about it.
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People are selfish and altruistic all at once. We are not rational, in spite of what economists desperately hoped for. Greed is good as long as it is balanced by some quality give before the big take. - Tara Hunt, @missrogue
Why is it so hard for brands to get their social strategy right? Easy. It's messy, complicated, emotional and human - exactly what a brand is not.
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Black women are not receiving tech funding dollars and on the occasion they do, they are receiving far less money than white male tech company founders.

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In the sharing economy, it’s not only what you know it’s who knows what you know. Does your network know what you are trying to achieve, what you passionately care about, how you want to change the world? http://buff.ly/1X87rS3
I was in Dallas recently. Rain, more rain and an early start did not stop a sold-out crowd of aspiring entrepreneurs fro…
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Give a little sustainable love this Valentine's Day
U.S. consumers shop with a vengeance. Will 2016 be the year consumers also shop with a purpose? Meet some of the companies making it easier to make eco-friendly and sustainable purchases.
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Trust your own opinion. It's easy, especially when you're new to an industry, not to trust it. There are a lot of reasons you're probably wrong, but also some that you're right. If you really believe in your own opinion, trust it. Don't get swayed or distracted. - Jordan Monroe, co-founder of Owlet
Time to innovate the belief that it didn't work then, won't work now, so not even worth looking at again mentality and unleash disruptive innovation in legacy market mentalities.
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Your long weekend read: Aidan Donnelley Rowley's latest novel: The Ramblers. As The Skimm says "Think "Friends" with a little more drama and no laugh track. About three twenty-somethings (a socialite, a newly rich techie...and a birdwatcher) in NYC. Perfect for the long weekend."

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Me: Why are you an entrepreneur?
Annabel: I love challenges – no matter the shape and size. I’m at my best with a big fat problem in front of me, with no clear way in. Being an entrepreneur forces you to tackle problems you never even knew existed with tools you don’t even know you have. Everything you’ve ever learnt at every point in your life comes into play as an entrepreneur – the discipline you learnt through ballet, the management style from your old boss, that off-beat case study during your political course, the nurturing skills from your mum – you lean on all your learnings when you’re running your own business and find a way to put them into action.

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Name: Annabel Acton Title: CEO & Founder of Never Liked It Anyway Twitter: @neverlikedit. Annabel Acton loves shaking things up. For 10 years she worked as a brand, marketing and innovation consultant and partnered with some of the world's largest companies – and now she is a co-founder of Never ...
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In a New York State of mind http://buff.ly/1WegEas] Read in this week's Innovator Insights how you could win a trip for two to New York City (inspired by Aidan Donnelley Rowley's new novel, The Ramblers).

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New York State of Mind. No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City. – Mike Bloomberg. I've lived in New York City since 1998. I took the Buzzfeed food test, so I have my test score and proof I'm a real New Yorker. I still pinch myself after all ...
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By innovating outside of the system, the companies were able to disrupt established industries and deliver new options to consumers. And while the hour of reckoning with heavier government regulation appears to be nigh, innovation resulted from the freedom of inventing outside of those regulations. - Lisa Abeyta, Founder and CEO, APPCityLife

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Will current lawsuits and complaints against global innovators like Uber and Airbnb result in heavier regulation of the new Sharing Economy - and will regulation make it more difficult for other startups to innovate?
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Kelly Hoey is the author of the forthcoming book "Build Your Dream Network" to be released January 2017 by Tarcher Perigee
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  • “1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship” – Forbes 
  • “25 Smartest Women On Twitter” – Fast Company
  • “100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter” – Business Insider
  • “20 Awesome People In The New York Tech Scene You Need To Know About” – AlleyWatch
  •  “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide” – EBW2020

Connections and opportunity explain how Kelly Hoey has become an investor in emerging tech companies and sought-out speaker. She’s a networking expert and the author of the forthcoming book Build Your Dream Network to be released in January 2017 by Tarcher Perigee. “Stop committing random acts of networking” is her frequent (and favorite) advice. 

Kelly is an Inc.com columnist, blogs for MyTurnstone.com and appears regularly as an investor panelist on CNBC’s Power Pitch. She is sought out for her unique perspective into networking and community building, addressing members of the European Commission and audiences at SXSW, IEEE Women in Leadership, 2014 & 2015 PGA Championships, The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Women In The Boardroom, Bank of America, Disruptors (Dublin), MoDev, MINC (Malmo), ArabNet (Beirut), ATECH (Aruba), Tech Venture Conference, TiECon (Ottawa) and Women in Tech Summit (Philadelphia and Baltimore), amongst others.  Kelly’s social media influence has been sought out by for projects with companies such as The New Yorker, HSBC, Coca-Cola, ECCO, P&G, PBS, L’Oreal, Clinique and New York Life. A skilled moderator, she has guided conversations with leaders in technology, investment and innovation as part of Apple’s in-store Meet The Innovator and Meet The Author speaker series.

Kelly’s motto is “invest in the change you want to see in the world.” She is an acknowledged leader in the startup community for actively investing in women. In 2011, Kelly co-founded the first startup accelerator focused exclusively on fast-tracking the growth of early-stage mobile technology ventures with gender-diverse founding teams. Kelly continues to advise emerging technology companies and actively mentors startups through selected accelerator programs in New York City. Kelly is the Chief Technology Ambassador for the YWCA of NYC’s Geek Girls Club and mentors on millennial career platform, Levo.

Previously, Kelly was immersed in the professional services world, initially as a corporate attorney, and then in management, leading the development of a global law firm’s alumni, professional development and women’s initiatives. In 2009, Kelly became the first president of the women’s business networking group 85 Broads.

To hire Kelly as a speaker for your event, off-site or conference, contact Melissa Broadway melissa@thebrightagencygroup.com